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\ ˌō-ˌpē-ˈes How to pronounce OPS (audio) \

Definition of OPS

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: a statistic that combines a hitter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage Trout is on track for a third season with an OPS greater than .950. Only two players had three such years through their age-22 season: Ted Williams (1939-41) and Jimmie Fox (1928-30), neither of whom played defense or ran like Trout.— Tom Verducci During that span he averaged 29 home runs and hit .301 with a .922 OPS, numbers rarely witnessed at his position …— Ben Reiter One formula used more and more for comparing the greatest hitters ever is adding the on-base and slugging percentages, which produces a statistic called OPS. Agreed upon by baseball analysts and statisticians alike, OPS … paints the most complete picture of how a hitter dominates his era.— Kenneth Shouler


\ ˈäps How to pronounce Ops (audio) \

Definition of Ops (Entry 2 of 2)

: the Roman goddess of abundance and the wife of Saturn

First Known Use of OPS

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1999, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for OPS

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on-base percentage + slugging average


Latin Opis, personified and deified abstraction from the common noun op-, *ops "power, ability, wealth, resources" — more at opus

Note: Nominative Ops is a post-classical restoration, as such a form in unattested in classical Latin.

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“OPS.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OPS. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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